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Philosophy of Mind and Post-Reductionist Philosophy of Science
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that it cannot, and that this implies that there is something illegitimate about the mentalistic vocabulary. Dualists hold that the mental is irreducible, and that this implies either a substance or a property dualism. Mysterian non-reductive physicalists hold that the mind is uniquely irreducible,
perhaps due to some limitation of our self-understanding. Steven Horst argues that this whole conversation is based on assumptions left over from an outdated philosophy of science and suggests that a new paradigm might be found in Cognitive Pluralism: the view that human cognitive architecture constrains us to understand the world through a plurality of partial, idealized, and pragmatically-constrained models, each employing a particular representational system optimized for its own problem
domain. Such an architecture can explain the disunities of knowledge, and is plausible on evolutionary grounds.
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PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; SECTION I - NATURALISM AND REDUCTIONISM; 1. Varieties of Naturalism: What is a Naturalistic Philosophy of Mind?; 2. Reduction and Supervenience: The Contemporary Problematic in Philosophy of Mind; 3. The Demise of Reductionism in Philosophy of Science; SECTION II; 4. Reductionism and Eliminativism; 5. Dualism and the Explanatory Gaps; 6. Non-Reductive Physicalism and Mysterianism; SECTION III - COGNITIVE PLURALISM; 7. Two Types of Pluralism; 8. The Scope and Plausibility of Cognitive Pluralist Epistemology; 9. Cognitive Pluralism and Modal Metaphysics; 10. Cognitive Pluralism and Naturalism; BIBLIOGRAPHY